FAQ

27
Apr

What is Bangalore like?

Bangalore, or Bengaluru among Kannada speakers, is a sleepy South Indian village that got hit with the Silicon Valley stick! Now a city of 8.5+ million people, Bangalore has outgrown its infrastructure and gained a cosmpolitan vibe without losing its warm and laid-back Southern spirit. Modern Bangalore is India’s Startup Central and IT hub, with hundreds of small to medium

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27
Oct

What Should I Pack?

So, you have your internship placement, your visa and your flight booked!  Now the thing on your mind is what in the heck should I pack!?  India is a whole new world and packing for such an adventure can be daunting so we’ve put together a quick guide to help you along. Modest Clothing~ India is a reserved country so

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31
Dec

How do people communicate in India?

The lingua franca of business in India is English. India is also home to 22 official languages and more than 1,600 dialects and “unofficial” languages, of which the largest group is Hindi-speakers. English proficiency is not something you can take for granted. Also, Indian English has its own phrases and buzzwords that will vary from the English you probably speak,

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9
Jul

What is the electricity in India?

In India, the electricity is 220V (like in the UK, not the US) and most of the plugs are round pins. If you have gadgets with square pins or US style plugs, you will need an adaptor. Most computer power supplies are switchable (read the box, and it will say 110-220) and you can plug them in straight away, but

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8
Jul

How much money should I change at the airport? How much foreign money should I bring?

Don’t change any money at the airport! Typically the airport foreign exchange (Forex) rates and commissions are much worse than what you’ll get in-town or at an ATM. ConnectInc recommends bringing a minimum of foreign currency, for example, Euros 100, GBP100, or US$200.  You’ll need enough to exchange in an emergency, and to get you home from the airport once you’ve flown back

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1
Jun

What vaccinations should I get for India?

If you haven’t already done so, please make sure that your standard vaccinations are up to date. The university health services is typically the best (and cheapest) place to get your shots. We recommend for Hep A, Hep B, and Typhoid in addition to tetanus, MMR, etc. (http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india). India is a malaria-watch country and we strongly recommend taking anti-malaria pills

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27
May

Will I be placed at a Fortune 500 company?

Probably not! Fortune 500 is a ranking of US companies. The largest Indian companies like Tata, Arcelor-Mittal, Infosys, etc. will therefore not be in the Fortune 500. We place based on a number of different factors, taking into account your skills, interests, and qualifications, the requirements of the company, and available slots. Our placements range from Deloitte and UBS to

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29
Jan

How early should I apply for an internship?

You can apply now! Our partners accept placements throughout the year. The sooner you apply, the better your chance of getting the best placement With more lead time, it’s easier to find you the best slot available.  Our busiest period is usually June, July, August.  Slots will start to fill up as we get into late Spring. We need a

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29
Jan

What should I expect during the placement interview?

As part of placement, ConnectInc will arrange telephone or Skype interviews with your prospective manager, before you come to India. These interviews are your opportunity to: Sell yourself! These are real job interviews and we expect you to show that you are a good candidate for the internship on offer, with some skills and knowledge specific to your target sector

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24
Nov

Is it guaranteed that I get a placement?

  In any given year we’re usually able to place 90%+ of our candidates. Your chances of placement depend on the time of year, your preferences, other applicants, and how well you fit company requirements. For example, Finance firms in Mumbai typically look for MBA students as interns, so if you’re working on a Bachelor’s in Economics and you must

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